New York City is officially entering the future.   In the summer of 2020, The MTA will begin rolling out 10 newly designed subway cars.  The new Kawasaki-made cars will feature large LED and digital advertising that can change color to match any color scheme.  This is a far cry from the "garbage can-like cars" with gold and blue that we...
Hoboken New Jersey, known for its incredible city views, Sinatra, fresh mutz, baseball and an over abundance of parking tickets.  If you need a master's degree to park in Manhattan then you'll need a doctorate to figure out parking in the mile square city.  Starting January 1st 2019, the city will introduce a new dynamic parking rate similar to...
Tarrytown, NY & South Nyack, NY (25 miles from the GWB) L'Chaim, we made it!  Regardless of your political beliefs, I for one am glad that the damn bridge is finished.  It doesn't matter if you call it the Tappan Zee Bridge, The Cuomo Bridge or The Cynthia Nixon Bridge or any other name...  It is complete and a viable main...
A ride-sharing service named ‘Via’ launched today in Jersey City.  The service costs $2.00 per ride anywhere in downtown Chilltown and $.50 per miles outside the downtown area.  Typically, you will find a spot within a couple blocks of your location.  You will notice their fleet of trademark purple vans out and about. Hackensack is Changing and in the Middle...
This morning, the new bridge will be shut down in both directions as demolition is under way.  The explosive are set to remove the last remnants of the original Tappan Zee Bridge.  There are breakfast viewing parties set up along the Westchester and Rockland sides of the Hudson River to watch the explosions.  If you are unable to make...
With the world striving to get back to visions of normalcy, New York City has a real treat for both LIRR commuters and Amtrak travelers. The Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station opened to the public on January 1st, 2021, and is being discovered as travel slowly returns. A unique point to note, many commuters have yet to...
A new study by USZC has compiled a list of the longest commutes by zip code for each state.  As expected for New York, all the zips are in New York City while New Jersey is a greater mix of various parts of the state. NEW YORK #      ZIP           LOCATION           ...
This headline should not come as a suprise for those of us that live and work in New York and New Jersey.  84% of Americans drive to work daily and we're behind the wheel a half hour longer each day compared to the 1980's. Sitting in traffic is not only bad for the economy and your schedule, but it's also...
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Before calling for an on-demand car one should ask some very important questions to assure safety and protection. The two major queries that one should have an answer to before entering the unknown car and driver are: What should one look for in the car to ensure driver is properly suited to transport, and how can one avoid being...
Full disclosure, my two favorite subjects are NJ Transit and the MTA.  Recently, most of the attention has been on the crumbling infrastructure and filthy subway stations, but across the Hudson a new problem is arising.   We are in the midst of a NJ Transit Engineer protest.  The engineers allege that NJ Transit has violated their collective bargaining agreement. ...
In the ever-evolving turf war between cars and pedestrians, we have a new fiasco.  Starting Friday, the city will be creating a “pedestrian zone” around Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.  With the growing holiday tourism in the city, this seems like a natural progression for the area. Bryant Park is Bringing Back ‘Ice Bumper Cars’ in FrostFest These New...
What:  A Ticker-tape Celebration of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team celebrating their 4th World Cup. Where:  The Parade - Canyon of Heroes in Lower Manhattan (Broadway from the Battery to City Hall) The Ceremony – City Hall. When: The Parade starts at 9:30 AM.  The Ceremony starts at 10:30 AM. History:  This is the 206th ticker-tape parades in New York City...
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In the ever-changing sport of driving in New York there are new changes.  Without any warning, NYC made a long stretch of 11th Avenue on Manhattan’s West Side a one-way street.  This sudden change was also met with a ticket blitz for New York and New Jersey commuters. The changes will affect 11th Ave southbound from 57th street to the Lincoln...
Oh Christmas (and Chanukah) in the city, does it get more beautiful?  The elaborate window displays and perfectly placed decorations make this season so festive.  Unfortunately,  this is also the time of the year when New Yorkers are outnumbered by tourists 4:1. This Wednesday traffic will be even more complicated.  President Obama will be attending the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Gala on...
Heads up, the Port Authority has announced the Upper Level of The George Washington Bridge into the city has been closed due to falling ice. Falling ice has been a problem today throughout our area, with street closures around World Trade Center area on Day and Church.  Broadway is also closed from 59th to 57th street as well as 7th...
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Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded guilty in Manhattan to second-degree harassment of a Orangeburg man.  The altercation took place over a parking space in Greenwich Village on November 2nd, 2018. The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that Alec must enter a short-term anger management program, however, he will not serve any time or be placed on probation. Baldwin...